Joss Whedon quoting Junot Diaz (“If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.”) makes me see red with anger. How clueless and full of yourself do you have to be to say that and not see that YOU DO THE SAME EXACT THING?
Here is a man talking about how women at 51% of the population yet he continuously colonizes and erases Latinos from his work set in counties in CA with Latinos approaching majority population numbers. He erases Asians COMPLETELY in Firefly and instead uses their language and culture to the benefit of white folks. He casts white folks for asian characters. Stop White Washing has an article on how Whedon white washed Maria Hill (I did a google search that puts her ethnicity as undetermined but not white).
And let’s not even start on LGBT representation. Sure Willow/Tara was great but in Whedon’s world, the only queers are lesbians. Gay men are used as props and jokes. Buffy’s potential bisexuality seemed almost a prop to sell comics and titillate a male audience. Speaking of comics, pick up his writing on Runaways for some really messed up transmisogyny.
He needs to quit patting himself on the back because he put TWO of the hundreds of female Marvel chars in The Avengers. Yeah, he is great at advancing the cause of white women (and even then his rape fetish is disturbing). But what about the rest of the world, the majority of the world, he is making into monsters?
Y’all. This is totally something to think about. Enjoying someone’s work but knowing that there are problematic elements and being critical of them is important. No one is immune to fair criticism.
I really want there to be like a proper bad guy movie. Like where the bad guy wins but not like megamind where he turns all soft but one where the hero dies or something and the bad guy actually takes over the world and enslaves the human race or whatever their plan is and nothing else
apparently the LAPD and Captain Hammer are among our viewers..
Captain Hammer threw a car.. at my head